TYPE: Rincon Red-on-White

DATE: A.D. 950 - 1125 (Wallace 2003;22)

COMMON DESIGNS: “Plaited” designs make their first appearance and become common in this phase, as does “wavy capped fringe”.

COMMON BACKGROUND COLOR: Transparent buff to thick white.

Early examples often have designs like the preceding type Rillito Red-on-Brown with the only difference being slightly larger or not as fine of line work and designs. Exteriors of bowls often have "trailing lines".

Most middle period examples have designs that are curvilinear and the exaggerated flare-rim bowls may or may not have exterior “trailing lines”. “Wavy edged solids” are common in designs.

Late Rincon examples can have curvilinear and/or angular designs painted on interiors and/or exteriors of bowls, and usually have no trailing lines.“Wavy edged” solid motifs have apparently phased out by this time. Vessels are found with curvilinear scrolls as well as squared scrolls, often on the same vessel. “Wavy capped fringe” dies out at the end of this period, while vertical hatching becomes more common. On late examples scrolls may be partly angular and curvilinear, often the line work appears "degenerate" and not well executed.

KEY DIFFERENCE(S): Red designs on a thin white slipped background.
Rincon Red-on-White is usually tool polished while Phoenix area Sacaton Red-on-Buff is usually only hand smoothed. Phoenix area vessels are usually buff slipped even on undecorated areas of jars and vessels you can fit your hand in, while Tucson area white slipped vessels are most often slipped only on primary decorated areas.





1Y Rincon Red-on-White Flare Rim Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 9 1/4" by 4"


2N Hohokam Rincon Red-on-White Shallow Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 3 5/8" by 1 1/8"


3N Hohokam Rincon Red-on-White (late) Platter-Bowl that has

been burnt black on most of the interior. The exterior exhibits two rows of fringe near the rim.

Approximate Dimensions: 10 1/2" by 2"

4N Hohokam Late Rincon Red-on-White deep bowl or cauldron,

with a design that goes to banding lines and not to the rim.

Approximate Dimensions: 10" by 7"


5Y Hohokam Rincon Red-on-White

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/4" by 6 "


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